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Cartoons and the Graphic MemoirHighlightsIn-Person

Roz Chast in front of trees. Credit Bill Franzen.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In partnership with The New York Public Library

The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast will discuss the ways in which cartoonists distill personal experience into a single cartoon panel and long form graphic memoir. Using Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Chast’s own Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? as touchstones, this Master Class will explore questions of narrative structure, the interplay of image and text, and the odd experience of turning oneself into a character in a book.

Roz Chast, cartoonist

Roz Chast’s cartoons regularly appear in The New Yorker and other magazines, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, and Mother Jones. She is the author of several books, including the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something more Pleasant? which was a National Book Award finalist and a #1 New York Times bestseller.